Yamaha C40 - Natural

Nylon-string Acoustic Guitar with Spruce Top, Meranti Back and Sides, Nato Neck, and Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge - Natural
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An Excellent First Classical Guitar!

The Yamaha C40 is an amazing full-sized nylon-string guitar that's affordable enough for any guitarist. Whether you're stepping up from a 3/4-size model or looking for a first classical guitar to start off with, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the C40. Its full 2" nut allows you to play with true classical finger techniques - just what you need to develop proper playing method. Featuring a real spruce top, on a back and sides made of quality Meranti, the Yamaha C40 provides you with a clear, resonant voice.

Yamaha C40 Nylon-string Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • A great sounding, affordable classical guitar
  • The perfect step up from a 3/4-sized student model
  • Full 2"-wide nut allows you to develop proper classical guitar finger techniques
  • Spruce top provides a bright and lively sound
  • Real rosewood fingerboard and bridge
Discover the beauty for classical guitar, with the Yamaha C40 nylon-string guitar!

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Tech Specs

String Type Nylon
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Classical
Body Style No Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Meranti
Neck Wood Nato
Neck Shape Classical
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 18
Scale Length 25.56"
Tuning Machines Classical Style
Nut Width 2"
Body Depth 3.31"
Strings Savarez D'angelico Light Tension
Manufacturer Part Number C40II

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Yamaha C40

A great guitar at a great price. For something deemed 'entry level' this instrument is anything but. Whether you're brushing up on old, forgotten pieces or just beginning this guitar stands square in the middle of the Goldilocks zone. Just right!

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That's Music to my ears! Best customer service department I've ever dealt with. Carry wide range of the best and in all level grade and price range gear. From A-Z everything My Family, and I need for our musical lifestyle. This Yamaha C40 is just to own another bring anywhere hand to anyone in a jam session type piece. I'm also in hopes Family will play it when visiting and maybe even mom tries it out... Easy to play good sound in its price range for a nylon string acoustic guitar. Also a great over dub guitar on some ska or reggae riffs. Great starter guitar, or just another tone in your collection. Music not Mayhem! There is (no other exit) Music a language of the soul, a commonality that can link us all! Awesome that Sweetwater also contributes and encourages music in under privileged schools. If we have the money to buy a toy or a gift. We should also have the small donation that can help make a big difference,especially in these trying times. Post Script "How did Sweetwater know I had a sweet tooth ?" It's even the small things. The Sweetwater Synchrony Bank card is also a great way to pay for the gear you need now, over time. If you haven't wanted to order online, I assure you there is a seamless process that Sweetwater has adopted as normal business and they pack items as if they were their own. Great company, great gear, great new year! Time to jam some surf on my Yamaha c40!
Music background: Musician,song writer,performer...

$50 Yamaha Guitar?!?

Bought this at a yard sale and just playing it knew it must be worth a lot of money. Checked on here to see, and I got the BEST deal, and thinking about buying another one at this incredible price. First, the one I have sounds SO GOOD...I fixed it up - it was homeless - meaning nobody playing it at all. My grandson is excited to have this. I am excited not only to find one in the yard sale and pay only what I offered, but the deal they have on this reduced is worth it. The case is only $25 - we'll get that next and then probably buy another whole set...GET IT if you are starting a beginner or even for more advanced students. It's a steal.
Music background: Retired Music Teacher - still a performer

My wife loves it!

This guitar is the best starter guitar that anyone can hope for. Great for beginners but can hold its own against the higher priced guitar. The neck is well balanced and it has a warm sound .
Music background: Pro guitar teacher


Great price! I am a beginner and this just sounds amazing. I have been trying new strings with it too
See also: Classic Guitars, Yamaha, Yamaha Classical/Nylon String Guitars